"What is Kundalini Yoga?"
To break it down simply, Kundalini Yoga is one path to awakening our Higher Self. However Kundalini does not claim to be the only way, but simply one of many ways, to accessing the divine. It is one tool of many.
This path however is very intense. It is a path that exposes our limiting self, not allowing us to hide from our deepest secrets, habits, or thoughts. It opens the box that we limit ourselves to, allowing the mind to be free, happy, and creative, developing our intuition.
"What is Kundalini Energy?"
'Kundalini' in sanskrit translates to "coiled snake". In early Eastern practices, it was believed that each individual possessed a divine energy at the base of the spine, a sacred energy of creation we are born with. It is a form of Shakti, or divine, feminine energy. However, it can not be accessed by will; the snake must be uncoiled.
Once the snake is uncoiled, [Accessing the divine energy], the individual is put in direct contact with the divine. Once unlocked, the individual will feel an intense feelings of happiness, freedom, creativity, and love!
"What is a Kundalini Awakening?"
It is simple; Kundalini begins to move. The snake uncoils, and the Shakti divine female energy begins her journey back to the divine masculine energy, or Purusha.
It is unmistakable; The energy can physically be felt moving up the spine to the base of the skull. It is an incredible experience of love, peace, and bliss.
Although this sounds amazing, and it is, it is traditionally agreed that it can be dangerous to have a Kundalini Awakening without the guidance of a master. Make no mistake, this is very powerful.
"There you have it!"
This was an extremely basic explanation of an incredibly deep and powerful practice. But don't take my word for it - I urge you to take a Kundalini class! Experience it for yourself! But be warned - It is a transformational experience that I guarantee you are not prepared for.
Namaste my friends! Don't forget, wherever you are, practice!
Dan the Yoga Man